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The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the new practice thrives or fails. At ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice.  This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases.  Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation.  ...

Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015 will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues involved in international deal making in and with emerging markets. Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a stellar, international faculty, who will draw on decades of combined experience to share the best practices and most effective strategies they have ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best. This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop an in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s ...

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Relentless advancement in online media continues to test copyright law’s limits.  This program will focus on copyright in the digital data era, ensuring that attendees will gain a firm understanding of copyright basics and the rising issues challenging copyright enforcement.  The Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo decision illustrated this tension between emerging technology and copyright law with its landmark ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In today’s online media and e-commerce environment, lawyers are increasingly called upon to provide advice about trademark-related issues.  Familiarity with basic trademark law is quickly becoming a vital part of any lawyer’s equipment, whether one is a neophyte or a twenty-year veteran to the practice.  Knowing the trademark law basics can help you fend off a baseless accusation or even eliminate a serious ...

Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Over the past few years, the SEC has put the regulation of investment advisers under the microscope, establishing new rules related to adviser custody, political contributions and adviser disclosure and has retooled its adviser exam program.  The SEC has also set high expectations for advisers in identifying and responding to conflicts of interests. At this program, attendees will get a solid foundation in the regulatory ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn Topics to be covered include: Public assistance: ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In a global business environment, transactions with customers and suppliers often transcend national borders and investment and activities are frequently cross-border as well.   A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals. This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Summer 2015

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program will provide an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange ...

Ethics for In-House Corporate Counsel 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attend this program to get an update about important ethical issues that arise for in-house corporate counsel. What You Will Learn The FCPA guidelines and related ethical issues New developments in corporate governance Crisis management, corporate compliance, and litigation management Corporate whistleblowing and ethical obligations Attorney-client privilege; Kovel privilege Ethics and outsourcing ...

The Ethics Game Show: A Review of Ethical Issues 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Ethics for Discovery 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program is designed to provide counsel with an understanding of their ethical responsibilities in connection with document preservation and discovery practices.  Learn about discovery failures and how you can avoid sanctions.  Ethical issues arising with respect to document management practices, new search technologies, case management orders, and preserving the attorney-client privilege also will be addressed. ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist and biographer will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2014 Term. The faculty represents a variety of views and perspectives on constitutional interpretation and the work of the Supreme Court. What You Will Learn This Term the Supreme Court agreed to decide ...

Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Learn effective negotiation skills and techniques from an expert negotiator and participate in useful exercises designed to explore different negotiating styles.  This program will unpack negotiation’s various stages and go beyond the “hard ball” versus “soft ball” dichotomy.  Attend this practical program and learn the various stages of negotiation, including how to prepare for the opening ...

Insider Trading Law 2015: Implications of Newman & Enforcement Trends

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Insider trading is a critical area of criminal and civil securities enforcement and will likely remain so for some time to come.  Following the Second Circuit’s recent ground-breaking decision in United States v. Newman, however, the law’s contours are in flux.  This program will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs.  ...

Securities Arbitration 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend FINRA arbitrations have undergone significant changes in the past year and we expect significant developments in the near future.  If you are a practitioner, arbitrator, mediator, or intend to be any above in the future, this program is an invaluable resource for cutting edge events, practical takeaways, and a means of meeting the FINRA staff who manage the forum. This year’s Securities Arbitration program will feature ...

Children's Law Institute (18th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 18th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a ...

ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015 August 5, 2015 Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school.  Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face.  The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical.  More like coaches than professors, our esteemed faculty ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this three hour program, an expert faculty will review and  provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services. What You Will Learn Confidentiality issues when representing banking and financial services clients Ethical issues in internal investigations  Ethical concerns when representing multinational clients, including the Foreign ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes. What You Will Learn Crisp and clear drafting techniques, including the use of “Plain English” Tailoring your writing to suit different purposes and ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and studies have shown that those ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2015

Seminar  Seminar

: Conflicts of interest can arise with little expectation and managing them early on or heading them off is a skill that attorneys must develop to maintain their required ethical standards.  This program will deliver a concise, current review of the latest developments and practical takeaways to help attorneys navigate this delicate area of legal ethics. What you will learn: Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct  ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia